Sharing with another is indeed meaningful. Especially,when it can help save a life. That's the beauty of donating blood. This selfless act transcends the boundaries of caste, creed and colour to create an invisible bond that lasts a lifetime.Here's all the information you need to make 'blood ties'.
Blood donation leaves us with a proud feeling of touching someone's life in a beautiful way. It's an experience that no words can define.
Donating blood is not painful and is completely safe for the donor. It takes approximately 5 minutes to donate blood.
Donating blood is very safe and simple. We only use sterile disposable blood collection bags and needles.
Each individual can donate up to 350/450 ml. of blood.Your body can replenish this volume within 24 to 36 hours.
Whole blood donors can give blood once every 90 days.Aphaeresis platelet donors can donate more frequently,as much as twice in one week,and up to 24 times a year.
In India, you can start donating blood at the age of 18 and up to the age of 60, if you weigh at least 45 kgs. and if you are in good health.
No. Only sterile disposable bags and needles are used to collect your blood. These disposable items are for one-time-use only.
Eating light snacks and a drink (non-alcoholic) before blood donation makes you psychologically more comfortable.
Drink some liquid like tea, coffee, a cold drink,juice, etc.to replenish fluid and eat some snacks.All this will be available for you at the blood donation site.
Yes. In order to make this process safe for both the donor, and for the patient receiving blood from our blood bank, we require to ask a number of questions. All details given during this process are treated as confidential.
There is always an infection risk whenever the skin is pierced. In order to avoid unconsciously passing on such infections,donating blood after a tattoo is not advisable for at least 6 months.
There is no problem with vegetarians giving blood.The red blood cells, which require iron from the stores in your body,will need to be replaced after the donation. Provided you eat a well-balanced diet, you should be able to replenish your iron supply within a month.However,this may take longer because you are a vegetarian.
You can donate blood but, because aspirin may affect platelet function, your donation will not be used for preparing platelets. That is why it is always important to let us know if you are taking any over the counter medication on a regular basis.
No.It is advisable to avoid donating blood during menstruation.
While you may be unable to donate blood, there are other ways you can help. You can help organise a blood drive, recruit other suitable donors or volunteer at fixed sites or mobile blood drives to help make a donor's experience a positive one.
You need to take it easy for a few hours after giving blood, so take a day off from your regular aerobics class/gym workout.But, if you do feel faint or dizzy, sit down immediately and put your head between your knees.Ideally,let someone else know if you're feeling a bit faint.
It is probably best that you don't smoke for about four hours after donating as it might make you feel dizzy or faint.
Yes. However, it's unwise to give blood just before undertaking a hazardous hobby or job, such as driving a crane or working for emergency services.
Sports can be resumed the day after the donation.
Whole blood can be stored for up to 35 days. The various blood components can be stored as under:
Aphaeresis is a procedure during which the blood goes through the aphaeresis machine. This machine removes the selected blood components/cells. The rest of the blood is returned back to the donor.This procedure usually takes one to two hours. It is a safe procedure for the donor and gives more benefit to the patient who is transfused only the required specific blood component.
All blood received by you is through voluntary donation.
We don't. The blood itself is free. A processing fee is charged by the blood centre to the patient to cover the cost of collecting, blood typing, testing, storing and distributing the blood. Yes. Voluntary blood donation is the only source of blood.